The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core, 12-thread processor was just launched last month at $229 (Suggested E-tail Price). We just noticed that Amazon is now selling the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X for $209.99 shipped, which is a $19 or 8% price cut. Maybe sales of this part are a little more sluggish than AMD hoped for or it is being overshadowed by the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8-core, 16-thread processor. Sales of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X are said to be strong and that CPU is now available for $324.99 shipped, a mere $4 less than it’s $329 SEP. You can read our review on the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X processor here.
We know many people are wanting to upgrade to a newer motherboard and processor, but high DDR4 memory prices are keeping people from upgrading. A good 16GB DDR4 3200MHz memory kit like the G.Skill Sniper X series costs $215.99 shipped, so a good DDR4 memory kit could be the most expensive part in the system. The cryptocurrency mining boom seems to be calming down, so GPU prices are back to ‘normal’ for the most part. Now we have something new to keep people from upgrading!